Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY

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General Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00 PM

Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

1st 2014 Dahlia Show Results

Dahlias galore at the show! - Photo by Dee Cunningham

And the winners are!

  • King (Best AA or A) - AC Ben - Marg Schnerr
  • Queen (Best B) - Hamari Accord - Donna Paternostro
  • Prince (Best BB) - Verrone's Sandia J - Donna Paternostro
  • Princess (Best Min) - Glenbank Twinkle - Bill Allgeier
  • Neckerman Award (Best Nenekazi) - Joe Lysik
  • Flower of Show (Best 2201) - Magic Moment - Kris and Lenny Nicolosi


  • Best AA ID - Ayer's Glory - Warren Gramman
  • Best 3A - Vassio Meggos - Joe Bonomo
  • Best B C - AC Abby - Joe Lysik
  • Best 3B FD or ID - Gloriosa - Joe Bonomo
  • Best 3B SC/C/IC/LC - AC Abby - Joe Lysik
  • Best 3 Min ID - Brookside J Cooley - Kris and Lenny Nicolosi
  • Best Anemone - Alpen Fury - Lorraine and Rich Loughlin
  • Best Novelty Open Center -  Austin's Bo - Joe Lysik
  • Best 3 Collarette - Dark Suspense - Joe Lysik
  • Best 3 Orchid - Honka - Joe Lysik
  • Best Single - Lu Lu Island Mom - Joe Lysik
  • Best 3 Single - Eclipse - Joe Lysik
  • Best Mignon Single – Inflammation - Joe Lysik
  • Best Orchid Basket - Joe Lysik
  • Best Large Novice - Lynn Schiller
  • Best Large New Introduction - ADS Centennial - Kris and Lenny Nicolosi
  • Best Novice Medium - Colorado Classic – Hollly Sisti
  • Best Open Centered Undessiminated Seedling – Holly Sisti

Magic Moment - Kris and Lenny Nicolosi with their “Magic Moment” Flower of Show (Best 2201)

2nd Dahlia Show of 2014 and Photo Competition

Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014

Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.